Barrettes and a brain: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson attended the gifted program at Chicago's Bryn Mawr Elementary School.
Michelle Obama is ready for her close-up. Her understated pre-White House bob has evolved, with the help of hairstylist Johnny Wright, into an array head-turning styles that are camera-ready but never over-the-top. After all, although the flashbulbs and the fame are a relatively recent development, the First Lady is no stranger to attention. As Mrs. Obama told People, "[Growing up] I had a father and a brother who thought I was beautiful, and they made me feel that way every single day."